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What will it take for youth to get better jobs?

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Last week, we launched a global conversation on what will it take... to end poverty? ....for your family to be better off? .... for all to get an education? This week, people from around the world joined the discussion with their own question: #whatwillittake for youth to get better jobs?

What will it take for youth to get better jobs?

Last week, we launched a global conversation on what will it take... to end poverty? ....for your family to be better off? .... for all to get an education? This week, people from around the world joined the discussion with their own question: #whatwillittake for youth to get better jobs?

Storified by World Bank · Wed, Sep 26 2012 14:36:42

#Whatwillittake 4 #youth to get a better job & reduce #unemployment? Share solutions w/ @WorldBank using #ittakes http://bit.ly/SlRB6GUNYouth

This is an important question.  According to a recent ILO report, young people today are three times more likely than adults to be jobless.  

ILO calls for urgent investment in youth work opportunitiesWASHINGTON (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for an urgent investment in opportunities for young people...

We received dozens of ideas from around the world, including South Africa, Kenya and the United Kingdom. Check out what people are saying about what needs to done to ensure young people get better jobs and reduce unemployment.  

@WorldBank #ittakes less/no corruption, clear systems, entrepreneurship training, friendly business policies, youth loans & open mindedness!Miles Carlota

#ittakes us embracing online and distant learning for youths to learn 21st century skillsErnest Offiong

@UN4Youth @WorldBank #ittakes sound career advice at earliest grades based on a country's scarce skills and funding for further education.Vuyelwa Mantyi

@UN4Youth @worldbank people who are willing to take them on, to give them the experience required to work at the place.林美琼 Mei-K Lim

#ittakes A lot of commitment and sustainable approach to provide #quality education and also involve the communities due to cultural reasonsvivian onano

#ittakes belief to make things happen and #ittakes happenings to happen to make belief happen.#ineffectivewordplayPranav Shankar

What will it take for youth to succeed in the job market? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet your ideas with the hashtag #ittakes.